FILM; Steven Spielberg Faces the Holocaust
NYTimes - about 23 years
As a youth, Steven Spielberg says, he was ashamed to be a Jew. Moving from Ohio to Arizona to California, the Spielbergs were often the only Jewish family in the neighborhood. "I was embarrassed, I was self-conscious, I was always aware I stood out because of my Jewishness," the director recalls. "In high school, I got smacked and kicked around.